This recorded webinar explores the unique roles of victim service professionals in responding to child sexual abuse. Participants will be able to share communication strategies to enhance multidisciplinary team members' ability to meet the needs of children who experience sexual abuse. (90 minutes)
Dr. Helen Liebling of Coventry University discusses her research exploring women and girl’s experiences of rape and bearing a child and the quality of justice and health responses in Goma, eastern Congo in this video. She offers specific policy and service recommendations for addressing this issue. (about 4 min.)
This audio podcast is an interview with Jeanne Ronayne, the Program Manager for Victim Services for Dodge, Filmore, Olmstead Community Corrections in Rochester Minnesota. Her program provides sexual assault services as part of a multiservice agency and has been a part of a collaboration with a local Child Advocacy Center since its inception.
This audio podcast is an interview with Mary Brennan-Taylor, the Vice President of Programs for the YWCA of Niagara, a dual domestic violence and sexual assault program. Mary described her program's work to launch a satellite office for the local Child Advocacy Center within the YWCA facility.
This audio podcast is an interview with Rachel Gregory, the Prevention Education Coordinator and Youth Counselor at Safe Harbors. Rachel discussed some basic logistics for her center’s collaboration with their local Child Advocacy Center, focusing on the importance of forging through difficulties to show the value of an advocate and that every community partner plays a role in keeping services child-focused.
This audio podcast is an interview with Renee Yokum, the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at Women Aid in Crisis in Randolph County West Virginia. She discusses the history of a collaborative effort with the local Child Advocacy Center that has spanned nearly a decade.
This recorded web presentation will help advocates and allied victim service professionals identify some of the ways in which people with communication disabilities may relay messages, both verbally and non-verbally, and will highlight some techniques and technologies that can help bridge the language gap in order to provide quality sexual violence services. (27 minutes)
This JDI webinar covers the juvenile detention system, focusing on the crisis of sexual abuse facing youth detainees. Expert presenters review the offenses that most often result in the incarceration of young people, and the types of facilities that are used to detain them. The session also looks at the newly released Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which apply to youth facilities.
OVC provides a page of videos and resources discussing the role and impact of trauma from violence in the lives of children who have experienced victimization. These resources focus on increasing capacity to identify, respond to and treat this trauma in children.
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